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Veteran’s Day – Victory Gardens – Thank You To All Soldiers

By Denise

As Veteran’s Day is celebrated here in the United States it’s time to reflect on those brave men and women who have fought in wars and gave their time and sometimes their most valuable possession, their lives. Whether we believe in a war or why it happened, lives are changed because of wars and those […]

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Garden Lore – Old Wives Tales – Fact or Fiction

By Denise

Some farmers believe that plants, which grow above ground, should always be planted in the morning, like beans cucumbers, peas and melons. They will grow upwards with the rising sun.   Plants like potatoes, onions and radishes that grow underground should be planted in the afternoon so that they will grow downward with the sinking sun.   […]

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History of the Wheelbarrow

By Denise

The wheelbarrow is one of the most useful garden and yard tools a person can use. Even though it sometimes can topple over if you hit a rut or load it unevenly, the wheelbarrow saves time and energy.  Most wheelbarrows hold about 6 cubic feet of soil. China is credited with the invention of the wheelbarrow […]

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Gourd History – Growing and Gourd Uses from Prehistoric Times

By Denise

Gourds are one of the oldest cultivated crops. They are believed to have spanned the entire globe in prehistoric times. Their uses during this time have been recorded on walls in paintings. They were used mainly by cultures in temperate and tropical zones because this is where gourds grow best. They need a long growing […]

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